The wicketkeeper-batsman would now train with the Parachute regiment, a part of which is expected to take place in Jammu and Kashmir, sources said.
In the ODI squad, Navdeep Saini replaced Jasprit Bumrah while Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer were once again included. The Test squad saw the return of Wriddhiman Saha but he will have to fight for his spot with Rishabh Pant also being named
Dhoni’s fortunes have dwindled since the 2015 World Cup. 2016 and 2018 were the worst years for him in terms of run-scoring – he aggregated just 278 runs from 10 innings in 2016 (average of 27.8) and 275 runs from 13 in 2018 (average of 25).
Dhoni's selection or omission would be an indicator of things to come in the future. India are set to play T20s, as many ODIs and two Tests in a full-fledged tour to the Caribbean islands, starting August 3.
MS will not go to the West Indies. Going forward, he will not travel with the team within India or overseas as the first-choice wicket-keeper. Rishabh Pant will take over and there will be a grooming window for him until he settles down
In a series of tweets on Thursday, veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar urged cricket legend M S Dhoni not not to retire from the game.
Dhoni celebrated his 38th birthday on Sunday and the ongoing World Cup is being called as the veteran wicket-keeper batsman's last One-Day International
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar also wished Dhoni on the occasion and wrote: "Wish you a happy birthday @msdhoni! Have a great year. All the very best for the next two games
"Happy birthday Mahi bhai! Everyday spent with you is a chance to learn and grow. Thank you for being one of the biggest role models in my life," Pandya wrote a heartfealt message for MS Dhoni.